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Dolores (Dee) Mary Braun

| November 16, 2022 4:10 PM

August 20, 1935 – November 12, 2022

Dolores Mary Braun, 87, of Moses Lake, Washington passed away Nov. 12, 2022. Born Aug. 20, 1935, to Jose and Pomposa Gomez in San Bernardino, California, she was the first of four children for the Gomez family.

Dolores married Joseph A. Braun in early 1956, moved to Spokane, Washington and began their family. In the years following they had five children together, and moved to Moses Lake, Washington in 1960.

Dolores loved her family. She loved having children around, and in a neighborhood full of kids, there was never any lack of childhood goings-on. While social media had yet to be imagined, it didn't take long for word to get around about warm homemade cookies coming out of Mrs. B's oven. While she was always Mother to us, she was also willing to be a mom to others as well, offering love and advice as she could. After retiring, Dee enjoyed trips to the casino for a little bit of gaming action, the Mariners and Seahawks, and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, especially Makayla and Cassie Jo.

Dolores is survived by her brother Richard Gomez; sister Patricia Martinez (Joe) of San Bernardino, California; children Alfred Gomez of San Bernardino, California, Kathryn Southwood (Mark) of Hazel Dell, Washington, Lawrence (Kelly) of Tumwater Washington, Mark of George, Washington, Victor (Beverly) of Carnation, Washington and Francis Braun of Moses Lake, Washington; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her father, mother and brother Leo Gomez.

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